gudgeons for 77' laser

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by seanseward, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. seanseward
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    seanseward Junior Member

    I just picked up a laser (PSL 30849 0775)....Made 77? model 75?

    Do I need to use raisers to raise old metal gudgeons off transom of 77' laser?

    The gudgeons of my new (old) boat had been removed and the seller had found another boat from which to take the gudgeons.

    The metal gudgeons appear to set down too close to the deck flange and do not allow pintles space to enter gudgeons. A pair of white plastic spacers were in the zip lock bag...and rust evidence suggests that they were used to raise the gudgeon off the transom. Is this true? If so I will need four to raise both gudgeons to same distance off transom and I found only two in the bag. I can make more, that is not the problem. I just want to confirm and understand why old metal gudgeons need to be raised off the transom on a 77' laser. Did later years have increased flange overlay requiring further distance between transom and gudgeon holes?

    Is anyone familiar with laser design history? Or am I missing something else?

    I look forward to accessing the links to prepare my boat for sailing.

    Thank you for your time and knowledge.
    Sean
     
  2. Steve Clark
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    Steve Clark Charged Particle

    The center of the hole a Laser gudgeon is 36mm of t6he transom.
    How you get it there on a 1977 boat is up to you, make shims for your old pars or buy new plastic ones.
    SHC
     
  3. seanseward
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    seanseward Junior Member

    Thank you.
     
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